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Lords Electoral Registration Act Committee to take evidence from registration officers

On Tuesday 3 September 2019 the House of Lords Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 Committee will hear from the electoral registration officers of three local councils. This will give the Committee a chance to hear how the law is working from staff on the ground.

Giving evidence to the Committee at 3.30pm will be:

  • Glynne Morgan, Electoral Services Manager, Pembrokeshire County Council
  • Clare Oakley, Elections Manager, London Borough of Camden
  • Andrew Tiffin, Elections & Registration Manager, Hart District Council.

Questions the Committee is likely to ask include:

  • Has the introduction of individual registration been positive?
  • How have local authorities managed online registration and surges of public interest around general elections and referendums?
  • What impact has the introduction of individual electoral registration had on efforts to reach under-registered groups?
  • Does the Government properly fund councils for the cost of running elections?
  • How big a problem is electoral fraud? What shape does it most often come in?
  • What are the key problems in relation to the annual canvass?

The Committee was appointed in the spring to examine the Act and find out how well it is working in practice. It will then make recommendations on how the Act can be improved.

This evidence session, which is open to the public, will start at 3.30pm on Tuesday 3 September in Committee Room 2A of the House of Lords.

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